Nasdaq closes at 2-month high on tech surge

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. equities closed sharply higher Friday after the Chinese central bank cut interest rates and after three tech giants posted better-than-expected earnings. "[The rate cut] is a more…

Obama sued by 24 states over coal rule

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2060705" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Obama's being sued over his crackdown rules on power plants.[/caption] Twenty-four states have banded together to fight President Obama's signature climate-change rule that cracks more…

Police agencies fold after ticket blitzes stop

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg) The aftermath of racial turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, is exacting a toll on St. Louis-area communities that built their finances around speeding tickets, thanks to a state more…

YouTube to launch $9.99 subscription service

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) YouTube is to launch a subscription service offering original, exclusive videos - including feature-length films starring high-profile vloggers. Initially only available in the US, YouTube Red more…

Teen girl needs a budget?

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, My husband and I live on a budget and are getting out of debt. Our daughter is in high school, and we've been teaching her about more…

Dodging default: Will America's credit rating collapse?

by Greg Corombos --   [caption id="attachment_2560835" align="aligncenter" width="600"] U.S. Capitol (Photo: House.gov web page of Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y.)[/caption] House Republicans passed legislation Wednesday to ensure debt payment on the national debt more…

Food stamp nation: 45 million for 51 months

by Douglas Ernst -- America has a perpetual population of food-stamp beneficiaries greater than the number of Canadian citizens. New data released by the Department of Agriculture Oct. 9 shows the Supplemental more…

Dow closes up 300 points amid earnings

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Thursday, as Wall Street digested the European Central Bank's rates decision, economic data and a fresh batch of earnings. "We were more…

DHS employees paid to stay home for year

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) A year after auditors documented tens of thousands of federal workers on paid leave for at least a month and longer stretches that exceed a year, more…